Don’t miss our new exhibition Pathways II: Inland and Coastal Views of Southern RI by the Monday’s Palette Plein Air Group.
From the Monday’s Palette Group:
Monday’s Palette is a peer group of professional painters in Rhode Island who follow in the tradition of painting en plein air. We are delighted to celebrate the rich history and landscapes of Southern Rhode Island through our paintings at the Gilbert Stuart Museum exhibit this month.
En plein air is a phrase borrowed from the French equivalent meaning “open air”, where a painter reproduces the actual visual conditions seen at the time of the painting. This method contrasts with studio painting or academic rules; those might create a predetermined look.
Painting outside is challenging – the wind blows and the bugs bite, but natural light and atmosphere produce irrefutable results. These special qualities of light and atmosphere, evident in works done en plein air, attracted the interest of painters from all over the country, and many came to the shorelines of Narragansett, Newport, and Matunuck to paint in these seaside environs. Many still do, to this day. The act of outdoor painting from observation has been continually popular well into the 21st century.
Exhibition Hours: Thursday – Monday ~ Open 10:00am – Last admission 3:00pm
Admission is charged. Members free.
Jeanne Tangney ” Island Road”